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Princeton Events, Entertainment, Things To Do, Activities, Attractions

As the hub of entertainment and events in the Central New Jersey Area, Princeton provides an enormous opportunity for those residents and visitors looking for arts organizations, movies, culture, music, lodging, restaurants, and tickets to shows and local attractions. With the McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts – the region's leading performing arts center - in our backyard, the music never stops and the curtain is always going up!

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Kelsey Theatre


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The Kelsey Theatre is proud to be home to a talented student company, modern dance ensemble, symphonic band, and 12 different resident theater community and semi-professional theater companies. Theater lovers can revisit their favorite musicals and dramas, and enjoy some newer Broadway gems, while younger audiences will have an opportunity to see the greats for the very first time. Nineteen full-length dramas and musical productions come to the Kelsey stage, along with seven shows offered through the Kelsey Kids Series performed by traveling professional troupes and local companies. To view the current performance schedule, visit www.kelseyatmccc.org

MarketFair


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MarketFair understands how much your home means to you. That is why we feature the finest collection of home furnishing stores you'll find anywhere. Design ideas are everywhere, from the smallest accents in your kitchen, to an entire new living room. It's a place to find inspiration, and turn that inspiration into reality.

MarketFair understands how much shopping means to you. That's why you'll find a host of great stores for fashion apparel in our one-of-a-kind, relaxing environment. While you uncover the latest styles, you can grab a bite to eat at one of our quick or full service restaurants. Don't forget you can always see the latest flicks here too!

New Jersey State Museum


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Soar through the skies in the Museum's spacious Planetarium, featuring precision projection of more than 6000 stars. The largest planetarium in New Jersey, it seats 150 visitors in specially-designed reclining seats that transport an audience to any astronomical destination. Now featuring state-of-the-art Full DomeVideo, visitors will feel the sensation of zooming through the Solar System and beyond. This cutting-edge digital technology immerses audiences within images covering the entire 360 degree inner dome. The Planetarium offers something for everyone; with both traditional sky and laser programs, it is the only planetarium of its kind in New Jersey.

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Pinot's Palette Princeton


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Pinot's Palette Princeton, an upscale paint and sip entertainment destination, was recently voted "Best Art Classes" by Town Topics Newspaper! Come find out why they are the best for a girls night out, date night, bachelorette party, corporate team-building, office party, or any special occasion. Anyone can be an artist and have fun being creative - no art experience required! In two or three hours you can create a festive, whimsical and colorful painting while sipping on your favorite beverage. With step-by-step instructions from one of the local artists, you will create the evening's painting in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! Pinot's Palette is BYOB and has partnerships with restaurants to offer a variety of catering options to make the most of your party! Pinot's Palette is conveniently located at the Princeton Forrestal Village right off US Highway 1.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra


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Since its founding in 1980, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra has evolved into a professional orchestra of the highest artistic quality. Offering orchestral, pops, and chamber music concerts, as well as lecture events, children’s programs, and innovative collaborative programming, the orchestra is Princeton’s hub for classical music knowledge and a gateway to the exploration of new music and performance practices. Now in his seventh full season with the PSO, Music Director Rossen Milanov continues to take the orchestra to new artistic heights. The orchestra is widely recognized as one of the region’s finest music organizations. As a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community, the PSO regularly partners with the Princeton University Art Museum, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Princeton Public Library, The Princeton Adult School, the Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Garden Theatre in addition to dozens of Central New Jersey schools.